Don’t get me wrong. Former Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is loving life in San Diego. As he starts his second year with the Padres after signing an eight-year, $144 million dollar contract following the 2017 season, Hosmer told me he enjoys coming back to Missouri and playing in a park where he had some great battles with the Cardinals during the I-70 Series.
While the Royals are in retooling mode, fans still think about the incredible run during 2014 and 2015. I asked Hosmer if he ever thinks about those days. He says absolutely.
Check out our quick conversation as I grabbed him coming off the field following batting practice.